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Highland Group Celebrates Grand Opening of ProValus Innovation Center

The Highland Group, a real estate development and commercial construction firm, has celebrated the completion of yet another groundbreaking project – the flagship technology innovation center for technology giant ProValus in Brewton.

The Highland Group served as general contractor for the state-of-the-art, 55,000-square-foot facility that ProValus unveiled yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joined for the momentous occasion alongside Optomi’s CEO Chuck Ruggiero, ProValus President Laura Chevalier, Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace, and state Senator Greg Albritton.

“Bringing jobs to rural Alabama is not done by politics alone,” said Ivey. “With the company in our state, this is going to change the lives of people in Brewton and surrounding communities. This just proves that talent exists here and that’s what we’ve known all along. Rural Alabama has more than agriculture and timberland to offer.”

The flagship center is already home to more than 180 employees and ProValus hopes to hire as many as 300 employees in the next 12 to 18 months.

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“The economic impact of ProValus and this new facility to the city of Brewton is historic,” said Scott Shamburger, president and CEO at The Highland Group. “The Highland Group is thankful to have been a part of it.”

ProValus is elevating high-potential rural communities by creating technology, business, and support careers for undiscovered talent in the United States. For more information, visit


About The Highland Group: The Highland Group is a real estate development and commercial construction firm that specializes in real estate development, preconstruction services, general contracting, construction management and design build delivery. Their mission is to develop leaders committed to higher standards who have an impact on their firm and the communities in which they work and live by developing trusting relationships and building quality projects. The Highland Group has offices located in the Gulf Coast Region (501 South McKenzie Street, Suite 2, Foley, Alabama, 36535), the Tennessee Valley Region (415-H Church Street NW, Suite 201, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801), and the Florida Panhandle Region (130 Richard Jackson Blvd., Suite 104A, Panama City Beach, Florida, 32407). They have been proudly serving clients throughout the Southeastern United States since 2005. Learn more at

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